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Texas Appropriations Act 2012-2013


The proposed state budget for the 2012-2013 biennium.


Drug Testing Unemployed


House Bill 126, which Rep. Ken Legler also filed last session, would require drug testing for applicants and recipients…


Lifting Debt Cap


Relating to the removal of certain limitations on the debt issuance of the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.


Zero-based Budgeting


Zero-based budgeting should be part of an agency's sunset review process.


English Only


Relating to the establishment of English as the official language of Texas and the requirement that official acts of government…


Testing Limits


Rep. Scott Hochberg has proposed limiting the number of times a student has to take a state-mandated test once they have…


Voter Identification


Senate Bill 14 will require a voter to present photo identification at the polls. Amendments to the bill also allow someone…


Disabled veterans


Created homestead property tax exemptions for disabled veterans.




Allowed casinos on American Indian reservations, Las Vegas-style casinos in the rest of the state, and slot machines at…


Voter ID


Required Texas voters to present photo ID or two alternate forms of non-photo ID in order to vote. The bill has failed the…

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Political News

Texas school finance case heads back to…
A state judge is set to hear new testimony beginning Tuesday on whether more money and fewer standardized tests have adequately…

Harvey Hilderbran, a Hill Country Republican,…
Republican Harvey Hilderbran was the first candidate in the state comptroller's race to begin airing television ads on Monday,…

Congress to discuss spending
Senior lawmakers on Capitol Hill are trying to put the finishing touches on a $1.1 trillion spending bill.

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White House News

Obama cancels US-Egyptian military exercise
CHILMARK, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama has scrapped joint U.S.-Egypt military exercises scheduled for next month,…

Obama to address situation in Egypt this…
CHILMARK, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama will make his first statement on the rapidly deteriorating situation in…

With kids at camp, Obama finds time for…
WEST TISBURY, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama is filling his Martha's Vineyard vacation with golf, visits with friends…

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Texas (change)

Republican Rick Perry is Governor of Texas. Two Republicans represent Texas in the U.S. Senate, and Texas has 32 representatives in the U.S. House: 20 Republicans and 12 Democrats.
Offices & Officials

Governor: Rick Perry
Lieutenant Governor: David Dewhurst
Attorney General: Greg Abbott

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KimberlyYork KimberlyYork  opposed candidate "Drew Darby"


CyndiRosales CyndiRosales  supported legislation "Texas Appropriations Act 2012-2013"


DonKlick DonKlick  commented: The two states known for gambling are Nevada and New Jersey. Both states have worse state budgets than Texas. It has not solved their revenue…


GehrigSaldana GehrigSaldana  commented: That lofty aid package for victims of Superstorm Sandy needs to be stripped of as much pork as possible. I trust…


GehrigSaldana GehrigSaldana  liked the news story "Cruz starts Senate amid financial votes"

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